Keyianna suspect ‘frightened, crying’
THE 36-year-old man who allegedly kidnapped six-year-old Keyianna Noel from he family’s home last Tuesday is “real frightened” to surrender to police, the Express has learnt.
He has been crying.
However, Fareed Ali, the attorney representing the suspect, hopes he would have a change of heart today and give himself up.
Keyianna was taken from her home at Building 60, Duncan Street, Port of Spain, last Tuesday by a close male relative who promised to buy her snacks. On Wednesday, she was dropped off in Aranjuez on the Priority Bus Route.
After being found by police, Keyianna was taken to Port of Spain General Hospital where she was examined. Police said no harm was done to the child.
Keyianna was then taken to Besson Street Police Station where she was reunited with her father, Jasson, and siblings Jerrel, nine, Naomi, eight, and Malachai Belasco, five.
The suspect has since apologised to Keyianna, Jasson and the country for his actions.
He claimed he took Keyianna because he was prevented from seeing his own daughter.
The man has gone into hiding.
He signalled his intention to surrender to investigators last Friday but later changed his mind.
Officers involved in the search said they were aware of the man’s identity and were confident that an arrest will be made “sometime this week”.
Officers said they would leave no stone unturned as criminal activities, especially those committed against children, would not be tolerated.
“It is getting ridiculous now, so these type of matters must be taken seriously. Look at how many offences are being committed against children these days. We are not going to give up in our search and we will find him. Trust me, we will find him,” said one police source.
Investigations are continuing.-
with reporting by Rickie Ramdass